EducationPolice

A big hoax

No credible threat against Luther High School exists, according to Luther Police Chief David Randall. A statement released this morning said that interviews with the suspects who threatened to “shoot up Luther High School” led authorities to believe the incident was a hoax. Still, 18-year-old Kristian Flanigan could face charges.

Flanigan was picked up sometime Monday for questioning after federal authorities spent a weekend searching for him following he allegedly made threats against his former school on the social media platform, Snapchat.

Once federal authorities sat down with Flanigan and a female minor suspect, they determined the pair was not serious about its Snapchat threat. Nor did they have a plan or access to firearms, according to a statement released by the Town of Luther Wednesday morning. The statement said the “officers concluded the threat was a hoax.”

Still, Randall said he plans to pursue charges against Flanigan for making “terroristic threats.”

Tags

dawnshelton

Every town needs news. The Luther Register is part of a growing movement of local, independent, online news that shines an informative light in our communities. Readers can support the work through one-time or monthly donations, advertising to directly reach an audience, sponsorships and also through participating in our events, such as the annual Luther Pecan Festival held in November. #lutherlocal #localnews

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close